United States Reaches $400,000 Settlement with Sierra Vista, Arizona Doctor
|U.S. Attorney’s Office November 19, 2009|
PHOENIX—The United States reached a settlement with Jaya H. Maddur, M.D., a gastroenterology specialist practicing in Sierra Vista, Ariz. The United States contended that, for the period January 4, 2005, to September 15, 2008, Dr. Maddur submitted, or caused to be submitted, claims for payment to TRICARE (formerly known as the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services or CHAMPUS) that misrepresented the services rendered, resulting in false claims for payment being made to TRICARE. Dr. Maddur agreed to pay $400,000 to settle the matter.
The investigation leading to the settlement was conducted by the U.S. Department of Defense, DCIS Phoenix Resident Agency, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Robert K. Lu, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, handled the matter in federal court.
RELEASE NUMBER: 2009-360(Maddur)